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NFL star Cam Newton has credited veganism for experiencing a ‘remarkable change’ in his body.

The American quarterback made the statement in a recent video campaign for animal-rights charity PETA titled Built Like a Vegan.

‘Good tasty food’

“I’ve seen such a remarkable change in the way my body responds to the food that I eat,” Newton said, whilst constructing a vegan pretzel burger featuring pickles and guacamole.

“I don’t want people to think you can’t love food being vegan or that there’s not good tasty food that’s vegan – that’s completely false.”

“People often ask ‘how do you get your protein?’ You get it in the same way you do [now], but in a more fresher and cleaner way.”

‘Eat on schedule’

Newton also said ‘discipline’ is essential for people who don’t think they can adopt a ‘fully vegan’ lifestyle. 

“My advice to a person who is just becoming vegan is to eat on schedule,” he said, “If you can eat on a schedule, you won’t miss [meat] or think anything different, and you’ll be alright.”

You can watch the full video here

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.